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Courtroom Testimony Practical Applications (TEEX)

Class Length: 24 hours
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Register 6/11/20196/13/20190800-1700Denton Public Safety Training Center
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DESCRIPTION

This is TEEX Course FSA119.  It is part of the Forensic Investigator certification track.

Description

Crime scene investigators and peace officers are expected to be expert witnesses. To be perceived as experts, they must establish credibility from the moment they enter the courtroom and proceed to the witness stand to present their testimony. This course provides participants with practical activities to develop and enhance their ability to give effective courtroom testimony. Activities include communication skills evaluations, presenting expert witness credentials, and mock testimony in a simulated courtroom.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Courtroom Testimony Course #40067.

Course Completion Requirements

  • Laptop
  • Printed and electronic copy of a current CV and/or resume
  • Courtroom attire as per your agency policy for classroom activities on day 3

Topics

  • Effective Communication in Court
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Testifying in Court

Suggested Audience

 

Peace officers, crime scene investigators, and other personnel with assignments pertaining to investigation, evidence collection, or evidentiary matters that may be required to testify in court

PREREQUISITES

Completed FSA118 Foundations of Courtroom Testimony study guide

COURSE COST

Free

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